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get to know Total Mortgage

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our story

In 1997, John Walsh started a mortgage company. It was a simple enough decision on its face—after years in the industry, he had the experience, the know-how, and a briefcase full of big ideas.

Over the next decade, his company grew from a tiny 3 person shop to a national lender. And when the housing crisis leveled the mortgage industry in 2007, Total Mortgage was one of the few lenders to survive intact. We owe that to a single choice John had made years earlier, as other lenders were making a killing putting borrowers in homes they would never be able to pay for, signing off on the very deals that would lead to the recession.

We would only offer people the loans we knew they could afford.

No matter how large we grow, we’ll never forget the way that decision saved us—and our borrowers. As we flourished post-bust, we became the kind of lender that really can do it all, providing homebuyers with the service and integrity of a hometown bank right alongside the low rates and product selection of one of the big guys.

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Quick and Easy Process

Eric managed to get a complicated FHA deal that had gone off the rails back on track. After spending 6 months trying to get the deal done through another lender, I finally heeded the advice of my realtor and reached out to Eric. He effectively saved the deal (the main complication was due to an issue with the original appraisal), and even got the loan closed on time. If it'd hadn't been for Eric and his team, I'd still be looking outside in on my first property.

Marshall S.

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our reputation

It feels a little weird to brag about ourselves. Instead, we’ll let some complete strangers take this one.

In 2016, Hearst Media Group named us one of the Top Workplaces in Connecticut, and over the last 7 years, Inc. Magazine has singled us out as one of the fastest growing US companies 4 times.

Most importantly, we’ve also gotten the thumbs up from our customers. We’re a 5 star lender on Zillow with over 300 reviews, and we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

You know the secret to our effectiveness? Whether we’re working hard on your loan or kicking back after hours in the company game room, we’re always on the same team.